Sports in brief: Taylor second on eGolf Tour

Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor turned in a strong second-place finish on the eGolf Professional Tour last weekend.

Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor turned in a strong second-place finish on the eGolf Professional Tour last weekend.

The Ledgeview Golf and Country Club product was tied for the 36-hole lead at the Columbia Open in Blythewood, S.C. after opening with rounds of 65 and 65. He finished with matching rounds of 70 to wind up one stroke back of winner Jack Fields, and earned $10,667.

Taylor’s game is on the upswing – in early April, he won the championship event on the All-American Tour, a pro circuit based in Arizona.

STEWART SHINES AT HOME

Cody Stewart posted a solid third-place result at his home course, as the Zone 3 Junior Golf Spring Tour stopped at Ledgeview on Sunday.

Stewart shot a round of 71 to tie for third, three strokes back of winner Cole Briggs. Other top-20 finishers from the local club included Andrew Alafriz and Nick Guenther, who both shot 77 and tied for 13th.

TEAM CANADA TO FACE CHINA AT UFV

The Canadian senior women’s national basketball team is playing an exhibition game against Team China at the University of the Fraser Valley on Friday, May 18.

The game tips off at UFV’s Envision Athletic Centre at 7 p.m., and is the finale of a three-game set between Canada and China in the Fraser Valley. The two teams are also scheduled to play at the Langley Events Centre on May 16, and at the Richmond Oval on May 17. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6-18, and children five and under are free.

The games are important for Allison McNeill’s Canadian squad as it gears up for the FIBA World Olympics Qualifying Tournament. That event runs June 25-July 1 in Turkey, and the Canadians will be seeking one of the final five berths to the London Summer Games.

Canada is currently ranked No. 11 in the world, while China is No. 7 and has already qualified for London.

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